Neumann U87

The U87 is THE studio microphone in the eyes of the public.
It has been the main vocal microphone since its release in 1974.
It has replaced the 67 because of it's ease of use : No need of a power supply thanks to the “phantom power”. Its successor, the U87 A appeared in 1986 but lots of engineers prefer the original. In fact, the new version has nothing in common with the first, both the capsule and the electronic are different.